This makes a stunning presentation and is a wonderful Thanksgiving dessert!
What You’ll Need:
¾ cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups medium dry white wine
8 Bosc pears, peeled and cored
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons coarsely ground pecans
10 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, diced
1 cup pecan halves
What to Do:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Peel and core pears, place sugar and water in a large pot and heat over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Add wine and bring to boil; then add pears. Place a crumbled piece of parchment paper over poaching liquid. Cover pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let cool.
Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir in sugar and ground pecans. Put in diced butter to form a crumble. Do not overmix. Stir in pecan halves.
Heavily butter a 2–quart baking dish, stand the pears in the dish. Sprinkle crumble mixture around the pears. Bake for approximately 25 minutes until crumbles are brown. Serve warm.